Exhaled breath temperature (EBT) has been suggested as a non‐invasive marker of airway inflammation in asthma. There have been no studies examining longitudinal changes in EBT following asthma attacks.
To investigate changes in EBT during and after an asthma attack and to relate these changes to changes in respiratory physiological measurements.
We evaluated 38 hospitalized...
Impulse oscillometry (IOS) measures respiratory resistance and reactance during tidal breaths and is a convenient tool for evaluation of lung function. Respiratory resistance and reactance can be measured separately during inspiration and expiration (inspiratory‐expiratory analysis).
We investigated the differences in inspiratory‐expiratory measurements obtained using IOS between...
Tumor necrosis factor‐like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) is known to play a role in the pathogenesis of various inflammatory diseases. However, no study has been performed on childhood asthma.
Ninety‐five children with asthma and 78 controls aged 5‐18 years were included. Sputum induction, pulmonary function test (PFT), and methacholine challenge test were performed. The...
Table of Contents A1 Pirfenidone inhibits TGF-b1-induced extracellular matrix production in nasal polyp-derived fibroblasts Jae-Min Shin, Heung-Man Lee, Il-Ho Park A2 The efficacy of a 2-week course of oral steroid in the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria refractory to antihistamines Hyun-Sun Yoon, Gyeong Yul Park A3 The altered distribution of follicular t helper...
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